This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here. I'm an ex-mayor. Los Angeles is a magnet for people from all over the world. Some of them run for public office. Inevitably some of them stray from the golden rule and rule for those that have the gold. That's when I go to work. My name is Yorty. I'm a dead pol.
Saturday Thoughts on the "Selfie Politics" of Racial Identity/Immigration
The blowback over the recent Charleston, South Carolina Church Massacre and GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's Generalization of Mexican Illegal Aliens takes on a local dimension.
When will we heed the words of MLK and forgo the Politics of Racial Identity?
** EVENING UPDATE: Please give the courtesy of listen to this evening's KRLA 870 AM Randy Economy Show at 8 PM, as he interviews Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper regarding colleague's Roger Hernandez's Act of Intolerance directed at him during a recent committee hearing---Scott Johnson.
There was once a time when a evil act of terror or the utterances of a ego-driven persona, were kept within the focus of the actual event (ie. lets not make it more than what it is), but in the "Age of the Selfie", our inner-narcissist cravings (especially among the political class), prompt many of us to become part of the act ........, which removes the victims (and the facts) from their needed focus of attention.
......., meanwhile another victim of a Illegal Alien Murderer, and the inconvenient facts of a fail Sanctuary City Policy, become mere footnotes as the divisive rhetoric of Racial Identity Politics continues on across the choreographed, selfie, cybersphere.
** Evening Update: Jamiel Shaw Sr. and sister Althea are part of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's Press Conference with families of people killed by Illegal Aliens.
Your thoughts .............. Scott Johnson in CD 14